Touch Down

This Touch Down activity & project also includes:

Protect the marshmallows! Groups create contraptions that will keep marshmallows in a cup, even after dropping them from a certain height. This is a fun way to model the shock-absorbing capabilities of spacecraft.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Resource suggests groups of three or four
Classroom Considerations

  • A lot of materials are necessary; see instructor guide for complete list
  • Teachers should cut out cardboard pieces ahead of the lesson

  • Provides some troubleshooting tips
  • Lists several activity variations

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